Modified Mustangs & Fords
1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible - Surprise, Surprise!
Sometimes, Cars Can Determine Your Future
The next surprise from the convertible Cat was the best yet. Because of job transfers, the couple decided to relocate from their home in Wisconsin to Florida. That's where they got their biggest surprise, when they discovered the Spring Show at the Daytona Speedway. Instead of one or two Cougars in the whole state of Wisconsin, they came upon dozens of Cougars on display as part of the Sunshine State Cougar Club. And now, instead of the brief, three-month Wisconsin summer, the Stone's rejuvenated Cougar convertible is on the road and the show circuit 12 months a year (A/C is next on the upgrade list).
The Stones would like to thank Ken's Cougars, the Paint Doctor, Badger Transmissions, Sommers Racing and Performance, and especially the Sunshine State Cougar Club for making them feel so welcome in their new home state.
Jeff and Linda Stone's '69 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible
351ci Windsor V-8 built by The Engine Factory, Lebanon, New Jersey
Tremec T-5Z five-speed manual
Ram Powergrip clutch and steel flywheel
Ford 9-Inch with 4.11 gears
Hedman full-length ceramic-coated headers
Front: Global West tubular control arms and springs, KYB gas shocks
Rear: Factory leaf springs, Scott Drake lowering kit, KYB gas shocks, Addco 3/4-inch antisway bar
Front: Factory disc, SSBC drilled/slotted rotors
Rear: Factory drum
Front: MB Old School Chrome, 17x8
Rear: MB Old School Chrome, 17x8
Front: Hankook Ventus, P245/45R17
Rear: Hankook Ventus, P245/45R17
Black Leather XR7 Interior with Sunpro auxiliary gauges
Competition Orange paint, factory option package